DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt, yeast, citrus aromas, opague golden/amber, small, firm, vanilla custard head, yards of lace. Flavours are yeast, malt, pear and grapefruit. Completely balanced, fabulous mouthfeel. Ambrosia, thy name is Midas!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks a bit like apple juice. The head clears out almost immediately. Very tasty, though. Kind of reminds me a bit of those juice twisters with apple and white grape. Slight yeasty taste on the back of my tongue. Pretty good. I wouldn't have expected anything less from d.f.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inspired by ancient residue? Who cares. This is another DFH winner. Deep amber under a fleeting off-white head. Aroma was fruity and sweet and spicy. The flavor was a delicious blend of sweet and spicy and fruity. DFH pushes the envelop and does so successfully. This is a winner.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2004 Hazy gold color with smallish head. Taste is light and smooth with the described Muscat grapes and honey. I couldn't taste the saffron anywhere. How isn't this a Fruit beer? Oh yeah, DaSilky pissed his pants last night at O'Briens.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Clear copper with no head or bubbles. Weaker smell, sweet honey, faint citrus, light melon. Taste is full and sweet honey, raisins, warm corn ending, syrupy. Smooth on tongue, a little carbonation on throat. Sampled on draught at DFH pub in Falls Church, VA.
cwhalen (14) - Champaign, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh, Baby. As with most Dogfish it's complex and strong flavored. Very sweet flavor. The honey and saffron add nicely to the complexity.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was quite surprised with how much I liked this beer. It is really cool the Dogfish Head decided to try something like this. To think that a beverage similar to this was drunk some 2700 years ago is extraordinary. Anyway, it pours a vibrant orange/gold color with a large but quickly dimishing head. Looks like very thin honey in the glass. The aroma is honey and grapes. Very wine-like. The honey flavor is noticeable but not overpowering in any way. Super dry finish. I'm not sure how to categorize this drink but I really enjoyed it. Strange but good.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow color with medium white head.Aroma is sweet and somewhat smells like a wheat beer.Sweet flavor and easy to drink.Honey flavor is noticed more as I drink it.A different ale for sure.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear deep yellow color with white head. Sweet candi-like aroma. Malty sweet candi-like flavor. This would easily pass of a nice dessert wine. Interesting and different.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy deep gold, white head. slightly yeast almost belgian like aroma. not a lot of muscat or saffron, but an interesting taste with some honey, vanilla and marshmallowy notes. not bad a t all, but not what I expected.